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Design Manchester launches with The Warehouse Project Store Street retrospective


Design Manchester 2018 will launch with a party featuring a look back at the city’s Warehouse Project. The festival of creativity and design will present an End of Store Street Exhibition marking the final season of the WHP at the venue, plus a Q&A hosted by Crack Magazine, on Tuesday, October 9th at PLY in the Northern Quarter.

The free event running from 6pm to 12midnight will mark the start of DM18 which runs from Wednesday, October 10th to Sunday, October 21st. The exhibition curated by original Warehouse Project photographer Sebastian Matthes and designer Paul Hemmingfield will be a comprehensive exploration of what made Store Street so unique and a celebration of its legacy. The exhibition will be available to view at PLY throughout DM18 and until Sunday, November 4th.

The Q&A will cover creative highlights from WHP history, the impact the design and photography has had on the development of The Warehouse Project’s brand and public image, plus the creative philosophy behind the company. Co-founder and director Sam Kandel, Sebastian Matthes, WHP graphic designer Paul Hemmingfield and resident WHP photographer Pippa Rankin will provide discussion.The launch party soundtrack will come from WHP residents Krysko, Greg Lord and Will Tramp.

The theme for this year’s Design Manchester festival is DISRUPT, celebrating the noise-makers, the pioneers, the inspiring creators and disrupters from all fields.

For details and tickets go to designmcr.com.

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